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Death toll of heavy rains in Sao Paulo reaches 65

Death toll of heavy rains in Sao Paulo reaches 65

Brasilia, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The death toll reached 65 after rescuers found one last body of those missing due to the storm that on February 18 and 19 hit the northern coast of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

According to G1 news website, the firemen informed that this would be the last victim, but there is the possibility that another person is buried in the Ballena Verde neighborhood.

The Fire Brigade received information that an old man was buried in the region. The location of the last corpse occurred on Sunday, exactly one week after the tragedy, and it is of a woman.

She was found in Villa Sahy, the place most affected by the rains, the heaviest recorded in 24 hours in the history of Brazil.

Not only did the weather cause landslides, but also affected the water supply and the functioning of roads, in addition to causing the cancellation of the carnival festivities.

Of the total number of lives lost, 64 were reported in the city of São Sebastião and one in neighboring Ubatuba.

So far, 57 victims have been identified and released for burial. According to the state government, they are 21 men, 17 women and 19 children.

In addition to rescue work, firefighters are trying to convince residents of at-risk areas to leave their homes until the situation returns to normal.

So far, there is no date for rescue workers, volunteers and other teams to close their searches.

Faced with the facts, the president of the Workers’ Party (PT), Gleisi Hoffmann, denounced last week that the tragedy exposes social apartheid in Brazil.

In the past, the rich went against the construction of popular houses to get the people out of risk areas, Hoffmann wrote on Twitter.

She considered that the ‘reconstruction also passes through the confrontation with the class struggle’.

The reaction of the PT president was shown after it came to light that middle and upper class residents of Sao Sebastião banned the construction of popular houses in a ‘noble neighborhood’. arm/mem/ocs

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